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Concert Review: Warpaint keeps it broody & moody at Turner Hall

Los Angeles band Warpaint visited Milwaukee last night for one solid, broody rock show. The setlist primarily highlighted songs off their moody 2016 release Heads Up. The opening act Rose of the West was a perfect match for Warpaint. Despite originating in Milwaukee, something about the band seems southwestern, like a dark creature in a desert. Their music sounds gloomy

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Hanging on with Foxygen

Foxygen played Wednesday night at Turner Hall. Considering that their last show in Milwaukee in 2015 was meant as a farewell, it was amazing to see the band in one piece- accompanied, of course. It was a fun showcase of their newest release Hang, in addition to their old jams true to their California rock roots. Cut Worms opened. Their

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RECAP: 2017 WAMI Awards

On Sunday night, Turner Hall Ballroom played host to the 37th annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards, and hundreds of local artists from throughout the state filled the room. Over 40 awards were given out throughout the night, and the show also featured performances from Scott E. Berendt and the Us Project, Bella Cain, NO/NO, Green Screen Kid, The

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Twin Peaks bring Garage Rock back to life

My dad used to tell me “back in his day” (the ’80s) at concerts and weddings him and his friends would mosh to songs like the Violent Femmes’ “Blister in the Sun.” I always could picture this, but last night the image of this came to life at Turner Hall. Twin Peaks, hailing from Chicago (the drummer wore the Cubs shirt

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Deafheaven at Turner Hall: A Review

I read the other day that Deafheaven has faced grief over the vocalist being too attractive. Ok, I kind of get it. George Clarke–save some beauty for the rest of us, please? This criticism, among many other ones Deafheaven has faced from metal “purists,” is the reason the metal scene in general sometimes turns me off. The instinct to bash

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2017 WAMI Award Nominees Announced

From Polka to Punk, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) has a ton of music to listen to on a yearly basis, and today they’ve announced their 2017 nominees. The 2017 WAMI Awards will take place at Turner Hall Ballroom on Sunday, April 23rd. Notably, all of the artists for Artist of the Year are from Milwaukee. Well done, everyone,

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Mayhem at Turner Hall: A Review

There’s something special about seeing a band whose song names alone are enough to scare someone. Mayhem, one of the most iconic black metal bands in history, played at Turner Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 24. With songs such as “Deathcrush,” “Chainsaw Gutsfuck” and “Necrolust,” it leaves you wondering,”Am I bad person for listening to this?” Not in the slightest. This

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